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Soulsby Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): of uncertain origin, perhaps a habitational name from either of two places called Soulby, one near Penrith and the other near Kirkby Stephen. These are probably named from Old Norse súl ‘post’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. If this is right, it is hard to explain why the place name should have developed a form with an -s- in it. However, this alternation is found in other surnames (for example Bowlby/Bowlsby).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Shelby, Sully, Cosby, Goldsby, Selby, Mosby, Ormsby, Oglesby, Busby

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Soulsby Family Origin

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Soulsby Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    27%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Soulsby. The most common Soulsby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 27% of Soulsby's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Soulsby family was Shoemaker.

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